Workshop: Pedagogy and Poetry Audio


Kenneth Sherwood
Associate Professor
Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism
Co-director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Elliston Digital Audio Archive


Our time together will be organized into four sessions:

  • 1. Overview: Uses of Poetry Audio
  • 2. Close Listening Transcription
  • 3. Creative and Critical Podcasts / Audio Responses
  • 4. Accessibilty, Derivative Use, and the Digital Archive

See notesPDF, or slideshow

Primary Readings for Reference

Davidson, Michael. “‘By ear, he sd’: Audio-Tapes and Contemporary Criticism.” Credences 1.1: (1981): 105-120. Reprinted by permission:

Novak, Julia. Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2011. 125-144

Keller, Daphne. “The Musician as Thief: Digital Culture and Copyright Law.” Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. Ed. Paul D. Miller. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. 135-150

Secondary Readings

Bernstein, Charles, ed. Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word. Oxford UP, 1998.

Foley, John Miles. How to Read an Oral Poem. Carbondale, IL: University of Illinois, 2002.

Lessig, Lawrence. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2008.

Middleton, Peter. Distant Reading: Peformance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry. Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama, 2005.

Miller, Paul D., ed. Sound Unbound: Samplng Digital Music and Culture. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. Print.


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